Welcome to Sin City ( Las Vegas) the city with something always to do. Along with the glitz and glamor, this is a perfect place to explore a variety of spaces ranging from Yosemite, Death Valley, Zion, Grand Canyon, and a wide area of Southern Utah. Below you will find a quick guide to find things like grocery stores, liquor stores, restaurants, bars, experiences, and outdoor stores.
3293 Moenkopi Rd Las Vegas, NV 89161
Red Rock Conservation Area has only one campground and this is it. It has 72 sites ranging from $10.00 to $60.00 a night depending on the site and size. This campground is quite busy in the fall, winter, and spring, and not so busy in the summer (go figure). It is within 5 miles of the main gate to Red Rocks and across the road from Calico Basin, which is not in the park. Both areas are home to hiking, unlimited climbing (trad, sport, bouldering), and canyoneering. It is hard to get a walk-up site, so it is best to book in advance through www.recreation.gov There are no hook-ups, dump stations, or showers here. Also, shade structures are limited to sites, so be prepared. Some sites do have campfire rings, tables, and in-ground BBQs, again do your booking early so you can get the site you want. The campground is located 10 minutes west of Las Vegas, very close to town and the 215 HWY.
Boulder Beach Campground, 268 Lakeshore Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005
Lake Mead is America’s first National Recreation area. It is home to a variety of campgrounds with access points to the lake, hiking trails, and bike trails. Many of the campgrounds offer hookups, showers, and even wifi depending on which place you choose to stay. If you are traveling to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas look for sites to stay at the Boulder Beach Campground. It is about a 30-minute drive from Las Vegas and about a ten-minute drive from the town of Boulder City. This side of the lake has a lot of infrastructure including marinas, showers, and other amenities. If you are traveling north and want to see the Lake on your way to Valley of Fire or Zion, you can use the Callville Bay or Las Vegas Bay campgrounds. All these sites offer a variety of options like picnic tables, fire rings, and bbq pits.
29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV 89040
Valley of Fire is Nevada’s first State Park and is located about 50 minutes north of Las Vegas. You can reach this park by taking the 15 North Highway or you can access it through Lake Mead. Depending on how you want to get to Valley of Fire use your GPS to route you in the direction you feel is best for your trip. Valley of Fire has a variety of campground options and offers showers. They are year-round and it is best to book your site early. This park is seasonal with visitors due to hot summer months, also National Park Passes WILL NOT WORK for access this is a State Park so check the website for fee information.
Forest Rd, Mt Charleston, NV 89124
Mount Charleston is just north of Las Vegas about 45 minutes and has a variety of camping (free and paid) spots. The camping is varied and varies in elevation ranging between 7,000 and 9,000 feet. This makes for great summer camping when in town, if it is over 110 in Las Vegas, it usually is about 85 degrees during the day and cooler in the evenings. All the sites are booked online and they do offer some walk-up spots. These areas book quickly due to mto people escaping the heat. The camping is year-round and close to several amazing hiking trails, cross country and downhill mountain biking trails, single pitch and multi-pitch climbing areas, and ski spots during the winter months. Kyle Canyon is the closest access point to town and a little further north is Lee Canyon, which has dispersed camping, a ski resort in the winter, and fun hiking in the summer. Lee Canyon also just opened its new lodge, which is home to great food, drinks, and views. There are also a lot of day-use spots and picnic areas as well.
25804 N Willow Beach, Willow Beach, AZ 86445
Willow Beach is located about 1 hour south of Las Vegas as you head towards the Grand Canyon. It is home to the Colorado River below the Hoover Dam. This is a great place to camp and explores depending on the weather and time of the year. The water is much colder than the lake so be prepared. The campground offers hookups, rentals, and a variety of other amenities. It is a popular place to kayak based on the fact that you can paddle up to Dam Hoover or to the Emerald Cave. The Emerald Cave is a tiny limestone cave on the river that turns green when the sun hits the water at a certain time of the day. On Sundays, the NPS does not allow motorized boats on the river, which is nice. This is a great place to check out and spend some time down in. It also has access points to hot springs which are located off the river just upstream. Do your research and be prepared for rapid changes in temperatures and weather.
850 S Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Smiths is a chain grocery store under the Kroger brand. This is a traditional grocery store with all your needs under one roof. Some of the locations have gas stations as well as outdoor equipment. They can be found all over the Las Vegas valley.
1760 E Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Both these stores are found throughout the Las Vegas area. They are a traditional store that will provide all your needs, some locations have gas stations as well. Downloading their app will provide you more discounts/sales than you will find in the store.
2315 Summa Dr Ste 100, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Trader Joe’s is a west coast boutique grocery store. They have a variety of items ranging from meats, fresh produce, and other fun products that you will not find anywhere else. Las Vegas has five locations all in different areas of the city. Depending on which way you are driving you can find one.
8855 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Las Vegas has multiple Whole Food locations throughout the valley. Depending on which direction you are going they are close to the freeways. They specialize in organic foods, organic health care products, and brands that you won’t find in traditional stores. If you are heading south on the 15, there is one located right off the freeway in Town Square, which is an outdoor mall.
Las Vegas has no shortage of liquor stores. Google liquor stores and you will find one on almost every corner. The majority of the stores have long operating hours if not 24 hours a day. Below you will find some larger stores that are chains throughout the valley. Also, you can’t walk around with open containers in the city, so don’t get yourself into a situation. The only places you can have open containers are on Fremont Street Experience, Fremont East (local bars just east of the Fremont Street Experience), and The Las Vegas Strip.
Lee’s Discount Liquor
4230 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Lee’s Discount Liquor can be found all over the valley. This location is just west of our Las Vegas Office (10 minutes). They specialize in a variety of liquors, wines, beers, and hard-to-find items. Similar to BevMo and other large warehouse liquor stores. Lee’s is also known for its fun billboards around town…they are quite funny…keep your eyes peeled for them.
Total Wine and More
6885 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119
This is another all-in-one liquor store similar to Lee’s. This location is at Town Square just off the 15 South about 10 minutes from our Las Vegas location. Inside you will find a variety of liquors, beers, craft beers, and wines. This is located in the same parking lot as Whole Foods.
Khory’s Fine Wine and Spirits
9911 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89183
Slightly off the 215 East, you will find Khory’s. This is a Las Vegas local spot and it is not a chain store. Inside you will find a large selection of craft beers from the Las Vegas valley and the surrounding area. This location is about 15 minutes away from the Las Vegas office. If you are heading to Arizona this is on the way.
There are a variety of restaurants in Las Vegas. To list them all is a challenge, but below are some great spots that are close to the Las Vegas Office.
Herbs and Rye
3713 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
This is a Las Vegas local gem. It is swank and offers cocktails and steaks. The best thing about Herbs and Rye is their happy hour. They offer half off all their steaks so you can get ribeyes to filet mignon from 20 to 35 dollars depending on your selection. It is a nice spot, so if you are ending your trip with us and checking into a hotel room, this is a great place to check out. Check their website for more information.
Able Baker Brew Pub
1510 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Able Baker Brewing is located in the Las Vegas Arts District, which is about 15 minutes north of our Las Vegas Office.
Able Baker is your traditional brewery with American-style foods. It has a nice patio and sits in the middle of our Arts District. In the Art District, you can park for free and walk around and find bars, shops, restaurants, and it where locals mostly hang out.
The Silver Stamp
222 E Imperial Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104
This is one of the coolest places in town. It is located in the Arts District, which is about 15 minutes from our Las Vegas Office. They have a limited menu, but you can’t go wrong with the vibe in the place. It is non-smoking, non-gaming, and only a beer bar, but they serve hot dogs, homemade pickled eggs, chips, and other small snacks. Check their website for the operating hours. This is like stepping back into time where people can sit and enjoy great music, conversation, and feel at home. It is owned and operated by a couple who are highly respected in the Las Vegas Food and Beverage industry. You might not want to leave if you stop in.
Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
China Town is located about 5 minutes from our Las Vegas Office. China Town starts on Spring Mountain West, which is a street right off HWY 15. This street consists of many restaurants (traditional Asian and non-traditional Asian), bars, Pho bars, karaoke clubs, spas, Asian-themed grocery stores, electronic stores, and much more. There are a lot of great restaurants on this street- some of the more local favorite spots areChina Mama- Traditional Chinese Food Yama Sushi- Excellent sushi and Japanese food Izakaya Go- Traditional Japanese food Sapporo Revolving Sushi- Fun spot to eat where the Sushi comes to you on a conveyor belt system Ronald’s Donuts- This is a long-standing Las Vegas favorite donut store, they also serve Vegan donuts.
Gäbi Coffee & Bakery
5808 Spring Mountain Rd #104
This is a Korean coffee shop that is located within 10 minutes of our Las Vegas Office. It is known for its desserts, baked items, and of course the coffee. It has all your needs and will provide you with a unique experience before or after your trip
Sunrise Coffee House
3130 E Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120
This is a Las Vegas hot spot for coffee. This is about a 15-minute drive from our Las Vegas Office and it sits just east of the Airport. It is known for its coffee drinks, baked goods, and space as well. They serve coffee, food, and drinks and are vegan-friendly. If you like Thai Food, next door is Table Thai, which is a great spot. The parking lot is very friendly and easy to navigate. Across the street, is Carl’s Donuts, which is also a great way to start your trip
710 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
REI Co-op is a large outdoor store that is known for having gear, clothing, backpacks, and anything you need related to the outdoors. We have two locations, the address above is on the west side of town. It is the larger of the two stores, but if you are heading south to Arizona, there is one located in the District, which is right off the 215 East freeway. If you are wanting to check out Red Rocks in Nevada, this store is on the way. Also, next door is a Total Wine and More. There are several restaurants and shops located in this location as well as the one in The District.
Desert Rock Sports
8221 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89117
This is our only Las Vegas local climbing/outdoor gear store. It has a consignment center as well. It is locally owned and operated and has a lot of things one would need for trips. It is not a large store, but it has a lot to offer. It also has a dropbox for our local climbing shoe resole, Black Rainbow Resoles, so if you are here to climb and need your shoes repaired you can drop them off and he will ship them home to you. DSR is a great shop to check out and support. With this, they also own Red Rock Climbing Center, which is next door. Red Rock Climbing Center has showers as well.
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